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Cabinet of Curiosities

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Where There's a Will (Single 1980) (Remastered)
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She Is Beyond Good and Evil (Original Alternative Version)
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Colour Blind (Live Brussels 1978)
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Words Disobey Me (BBC John Peel Session 1978)
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Don't Sell Your Dreams (Live Bristol 1978)
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We Are Time (BBC John Peel Session 1978)
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Abstract Heart (Live Brussels 1978)
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Amnesty Report III (Alternative Mix of 1979 Single)
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Karen's Car (Live Helsinki 1980)
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Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 41:49

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Joe Gross

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Joe Gross hails from Falls Church, VA, one of the Chocolate City's most vanilla suburbs. He has written for Spin, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, the Washingt...more »

10.20.14
The Pop Group, Cabinet of Curiosities
2014 | Label: Freaks R Us / Believe Digital

Unlike the uptight grooves of their ’70s post-punk peers Gang of Four, the Pop Group, led by Mark Stewart, always sounded like they spent actual time immersed in the raucous vibe on P-Funk albums, absorbing the ambience instead of stripping the sound for parts.

“Singer”/ranter Stewart and his Bristol crew didn’t have GoF’s way with a melody, but as Cabinet of Curiosities, an odds ‘n’ sods collection of singles and live tracks, demonstrates, that… read more »

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Cabinet of Curiosities

wick1000

Something about this band that I can't quite put my finger on...they shove you out aggressively, atonally and simultaneously pull you back in with the warmth of swaying hips and pelvic thrusts. Yes I know, its an abusive relationship...but I'm hooked to the sonic slaps and clumsy caresses. Also to consider, what in the hell did this sound like to the ears of 1978?

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Cabinet of Curiosities

marc.garrett

What can I say, way way ahead then and still brilliant now.

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Interview: Mark Stewart

By Andrew Perry, Contributor

Mark Stewart was the most caustic provocateur to emerge in the aftermath of British punk rock. In his native Bristol, still in his teens, he corralled the Pop Group, a volatile collective, whose jagged fusion of punk, reggae and funk outflanked punk's first wave for sheer sonic extremity, and pretty much defined what would later be termed "post-punk." Given that the band played many of their key gigs at late-'70s anti-racism/anti-nuclear marches, their music was astonishingly… more »